Environmental sustainability and smart cities, art and graphic design, science and technological innovation, literature and journalism, business history and the history of inventions – these are just some of the topics that will be examined in the training courses and workshops put on by Pirelli Foundation Educational this coming school year.
The educational project, which has been offering free activities for schools since 2013, is designed to bring young people into contact with the world of production, and with the company’s corporate values. It provides them with the instruments they need to understand today’s topical issues, while also trying to imagine their future developments.
In particular, the close interaction between scientific and technical research and the humanistic dimension that underpins Pirelli’s corporate culture will be at the heart of the programme for the 2019-2020 school year. The bond between art and science will have the additional collaboration of experts from different company departments, including those of Industrial Property, Innovative Machinery Automation, and Research and Development, who will illustrate their own personal experiences.
Liberal culture and science also brought to life the pages of Pirelli magazine during the years of the economic boom, with contributions from top names in Italy: Dino Buzzati, Camilla Cederna, Umberto Eco, Carlo Emilio Gadda, Giulio Minoletti, Giulio Natta, Salvatore Quasimodo, Leonardo Sinisgalli, Umberto Veronesi, and many more besides. Starting out from copies of the magazine and from the company’s vast historical heritage, the students will play the lead role in stories of innovation, creating transversal projects linking their school subjects to contemporary issues.
Guided tours of the Research and Development Centre will also continue for higher secondary school students. In this centre of excellence, they will be given a close-up look at the instruments used for chemical analyses of the materials used to make tyres, as well as tests performed on rubber and on prototypes.
Finally, students in the last year of upper secondary school will be able to follow the tyre production lines in the Milano Bicocca factory and in the Pirelli Industrial Centre in Settimo Torinese.
On Tuesday, 10 September 2019 at 6 p.m. the new educational courses will be presented at the Pirelli Foundation. On this occasion, teachers will find out how the educational activities will be held, and they will be able to visit the Pirelli Foundation.
To register for the meeting on Tuesday 10 September, please fill in the form here: www.fondazionepirelli.org/prenotazioni-registrazione
For more information:
Pirelli Foundation Educational
+39 – 02644249145